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Art & Inspiration Car Names, What Did You Name It?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chappy444, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    I've only named a few of mine. One old white Ford was named, oddly enough, Whitey Ford. An O/T family van was Van Johnson. And one that I never could quite finish and keep running right was Miss Take!!!
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  2. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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  3. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,754



    Our granddaughter always names her family’s cars. They are all not HAMB friendly, but the naming rights go to a little girl from age two to 13. An SUV called Betsy, a BMW sedan called Herman, another SUV called Jezebel, and a VW called Evie for an electric powered car.

    That influence and a young girl’s urging made my wife named her latest car, Edward…It was as fast as a “Vampire Bat out of Hell…o.” It was not only fast in the “twilight”, but at all hours of the day and night. She is a hot rod girl at heart, just not in an old hot rod car.


    My cars always had names, but they were simple and to the point: The 40, The 58, The 65, (also: Alky = El Camino), etc. They were all HAMB friendly, of course. When we were twenty somethings, we got a hold of another 40 Ford Sedan Delivery. It was called "The Wagon," even though, it was not officially, a station wagon.

    When times were a little tough in 1977, the El Caminos were sold and a station wagon named “Opie,” for a small, foreign country-made, 2 door station wagon was the daily driver. That was the primary surf wagon until is spilled its main seal on the freeway one night coming home from Long Beach in 1983.

    This episode brought on 90k more miles and 10 more years, in a new, reliable station wagon, our first new car, since 1971. Again, it was called "The Wagon"... since it was an all-wheel drive station wagon.
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  4. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,978


    I name most of my cars. 20140412_150519.jpg
    Big Bertha

    Black Betty (bam ba lam!)

    1948 Buick Convertible.jpg
    Sexy Sadie

    My former 54 Chevy was named Ruby because she was Ruby Red. The current owner still calls her Ruby. I'm completing Brad, my 41 Plymouth that was named for my uncle who was a Chrysler Plymouth dealer. For some reason, I never named my 86Chevy Truck that I've had for 11 years.
  5. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,218


    42541784_707556716297433_3328553719724769280_o.jpg El Camion Verde because “The Green Truck” sounds much cooler in Spanish...
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  6. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
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  7. johndee138
    Joined: Jul 12, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from Atlanta GA

    I bought my car at a farm equipment auction that was in Rolette ND
    Rollette was just the obvious choice![​IMG]

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  8. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    DogTown Express CIMG2433.JPG
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  9. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    Lower left corner, DogTown Express
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  10. [​IMG]
    This one I called "the pile" was a pile of parts and it drove like a pile when we finished it...had others since but this one hurt the most to drive...
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  11. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,051

    scrap metal 48

    I don't like names for cars however I had license plates that said "MR 800" so I put 800 louvers in and on one of my model A's....**clic pic** MR 800 for sale 014.JPG MR 800 for sale 010.JPG
  12. ^^^^I've always loved Mr. 800^^^:)
  13. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,754


    Hey R,

    What a very cool looking convertible. The contrasting wheels with that color look great. My mom would have loved driving in that Buick for sure. It would have fit in with my dad’s long line of Buick purchases since 1946. At the time, he would have been driving a big, black 49 Buick Roadmaster as his daily driver. Both of those big Buicks would have been parked on the street as the rear garage was too hard to get in and out. But, driving in those big cars was really something.

    But, the interesting thing is that in the early 1950s, my wife’s family, (her mom) had a 47-49 Buick Convertible as her daily driver. The reason I am listing it as a 47-49 is that someone said it was a 47, when it had 1949 written on the back of the photo from the family album.

    But, the old photo shows my wife as a little kid and her mom, in the driveway of the old post war house in Pacoima, CA. (North West of downtown LA.) Great Grandma’s car was a Buick and the Granddad had a Chevy coupe for daily driving. Which do you think they used for the whole family on drives to downtown LA? (with three little kids in the back)


    Old post from 2016
    ...Long, roomy car that had tons of room for all of the kids.
    upload_2018-11-1_3-49-2.png If they had named the Buick Convertible, it probably would have been "Betty," for the famous pin up, Betty Grable.
    upload_2018-11-1_4-7-47.png They both, "have legs..."
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  14. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 651


    My Boss and kids decided my Merc needed a name, so.... IMG_55791.jpg
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  15. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,406

    alphabet soup

    My '40 has so many parts from so many different cars. My wife said the list looked like the alphabet. So we thought "Alphabet Soup" was appropriate.
  16. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,352


    Hope this isn't too long and boring to you guys but this was how it was in our town...'55-'65 Car Names a.jpg Car Names b.jpg Car Names c.jpg Car Names d.jpg Car Names e.jpg Car Names g.jpg
  17. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,715

    from Minnesota

  18. I like giving my Hot Rods pet names. In the 80s my 34 delivery was called (Eggs and things) My 29 coupe was called ( RUST and things. ) Now the coupe is the ( Low U.F.O. ) the delivery now has no lettering, but old friends still call it Eggs and things. Lol Ron
    ... 20190405_094941.jpeg 20181123_142444.jpeg

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  19. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,068


    My wife wants to keep the Ranch Wagon red when I finally get around to new paint so Lucille she is, after Lucille Ball. 00R0R_hpQdfUm7P96_1200x900.jpg
  20. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,904


    I don't name cars, but the teller at the bank asked if my '40 had a name, so I replied, "Old Blue." She asked, "How come not Old Red?" I said, "Oh, c'mon, that would be too obvious!"
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  21. The 56 has always had the name "Miss Taboo" since 1957 when the car became a custom. Original owner Ron Luch's dad named the car when he came out and saw Ron starting to tear the car apart to customize it. He got pissed as he was co signer on the loan for the car and yelled at Ron telling him it was "taboo" to be cutting up a practically brand new car.

    My 33 Ford Pickup I named "Little Mouse" for a little stuffed toy mouse I won at a carnival as a toddler and gave my grandpa to put in the truck as its color matched the truck. its been hanging on the column ever since, now 25 years later.
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  22. There has only been two automobiles that I have owned that had names.

    The first was my old black 1965 Ford pickup and our twin daughters started call it spot when they were about 3 years old, never could figure out why they called the truck spot until about 6 years later they were helping me move a swing set from their grandparents house to ours and one of them commented about spot as she was standing in the bed of the truck.

    I ask why they kept calling the truck spot and she pointed to the red primer spot on the roof where a mobile radio antenna had been mounted years before, eventuall we all called the truck spot and to this day that's how we refer to it.


    The other car Brenda named, I was the old mordor 32 sedan, she called it Blackie. HRP

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  23. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 598

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    Black Magic inspired by Santana's "Black Magic Woman" 2016-10-12 03.16.08.jpg 2016-10-12 03.13.22.jpg
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  24. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,724


    You guys know that most of the time, people will ask "What year is that?" I live for the occasions when somebody asks "What is that?" to which I reply "Loud, Fast and Dangerous."
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  25. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 647


    I call my jailbar pickup Pokey......when I'm not calling it other names :rolleyes:
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  26. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,729

    Bandit Billy

    I call mine "The Truth", CUZ WOMEN CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Wait, we were talking about car names...never mind.
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  27. Unclekeg
    Joined: Oct 10, 2016
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  28. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,081

    jim snow

    76D3F1D8-E7F2-4EA2-A6C4-E1F225597B70.jpeg Snofat. Me and the car. Snowman . Photo by Motoandy
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